Katt Williams renewed his claim that Cedric The Entertainer allegedly stole one of his jokes during a new podcast interview.
The 52-year-old comedian while appearing on the Club Shay Shay podcast with host Shannon Sharpe, 55, on Wednesday responded to Cedric, 59, who denied stealing the joke while previously appearing on the show.
‘He thought that I was just a no-name comedian and that he could take this joke and nobody would know,’ Williams said of the joke that was later used in the 2000 comedy special The Original Kings Of Comedy.
‘The issue was that I had already done this particular joke on BET’s ComicView twice. It had done so well on BET’s ComicView that they made it part of the commercial,’ Williams added.
Williams continued: ‘This is not just a random joke, this is my best joke and it’s my last joke and it’s my closing joke. 1998, I’m doing this joke; Cedric comes to The Comedy Store. He watches me in the audience; he comes backstage; he tells me what a great job I did and how much he loves the joke. Two years later, he’s doing that as his last joke on The [Original] Kings of Comedy and he’s doing it verbatim, he just changed my car into a spaceship.’
Katt Williams, shown in April 2023 in Florida, renewed his claim that Cedric The Entertainer allegedly stole one of his jokes during a new interview on the Club Shay Shay podcast
Cedric responded in the comments section of an Instagram post by Club Shay Shay featuring an excerpt of the interview.
‘Revisionist History, regardless of whatever Katts opinion My career can’t be reduced to One Joke Katt Williams claims as his. I been over 40 movies, my specials and brand speaks volumes for I am. The ppl I have put on including ‘Katt in the Hat’. At the Gibson Amphitheater,’ he posted.
Cedric during a November 2022 appearance on the Club Shay Shay podcast denied stealing the joke.
‘That was ridiculous. I seen Katt 30 times and he didn’t say nothing, all that was some internet s***…I responded to him, he didn’t respond to me, so I left it at that,’ Cedric said.
Katt during his podcast interview claimed that Cedric and Steve Harvey, a fellow King of Comedy member, previously had apologized so he gave them a ‘pass’ for a decade.
He said he was sickened when Ced denied stealing the joke during his Club Shay Shay visit.
‘Why would you downplay me like that? Why would I give you a pass If you were just gon’ lie?,’ Williams said.
Cedric, shown in July 2023 in Los Angeles, responded in the comments section of an Instagram post by Club Shay Shay featuring an excerpt of the interview
The later Bernie Mac, Cedric The Entertainer, D.L. Hughley and Steve Harvey are shown in a promo still for the 2000 comedy special The Original Kings Of Comedy directed by Spike Lee
Cedric, Bernie, director Spike, Steve and D.L. are shown in a scene from the comedy film
Katt, shown in August 2021 in Florida, during his podcast interview claimed that Cedric and Steve Harvey, a fellow Kings of Comedy member, previously had apologized so he gave them a ‘pass’ for a decade
Williams also questioned Cedric’s ability to write jokes.
‘He did four comedy specials. They’re so bad, Shannon, they’re not on Netflix or TUBI,’ Williams said.
Cedric as a stand-up comedian traveled the country as one of the Kings Of Comedy headliners along with Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley and the late Bernie Mac.
The act was made into a stand-up comedy film by Spike Lee titled The Original Kings Of Comedy that was released in August 2000.